Grade 1



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Welcome to 1st Grade

Teacher: Mrs. Karen Carrigan (




Notes: On Tuesday, February 13th we are celebrating 100th day and Valentine's Day.  It should be a fun day for the students.  If your child will be passing out cards, please be sure Valentine's Day cards have the name of the person giving the valentine not to whom they are giving it to.   This allows the students to pass out their own cards, something they enjoy. Every student in the class must be receiving a card.

Wednesday, February is Ash Wednesday. We will attend mass and receive ashes. Mass is scheduled for 10:15. Please join us if you are able.

This week we will spell words with er, ir and ur.

Spelling Words

1.   her

2.   first

3.   bird

4.   girl

5.   burn

6.   were

7.   shirt

8.   fur

9.   hurt

10. sir

High-Frequency Words

11. visit

12. done

Reading :  We are reading the story "I'm a Caterpillar."  The vocabulary words are know, done, push, wait, visit, caterpillar, crawl, chrysalis, pupa, shiver, change, flowers. The skills are r-controlled er, ir, ur words, contractions and drawing conclusions.

Math: We continue to work with numbers to 100 as well as sums to 12 and differences from 12.

Homework :  Please do Lexia for two 25 minute sessions.

Monday:: Read decodable book # 33 "A Big Day for Mom."  Write spelling words three times each.

Tuesday:  Read decodable book # 34 "Sam Can Fly."  Write sentences for selected spelling words and draw a picture.  Sentences should have at least 6 words in them.

Wednesday:  Math worksheet

Thursday: Study for a spelling test


New Update:  Next week we have Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent), 100th day and Valentine's Day.

Since Valentine's  Day and Ash Wednesday are on the same day,  all Valentine cards will be exchanged on Tuesday, February 13th.  If you plan to have your child pass out Valentine cards, I would appreciate these guidelines  be followed.

Cards should be given to every child in the class.  There should be NO NAMES in the TO section.   Only the FROM sections should be filled in. Also, candy treats with cards must be peanut free and tree nut free to avoid any cross contamination with any student that may be allergic in school or on the bus.

We will also be celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday, February 13th. It should be a fun day. 

  I hope all the students enjoyed all the activities done during Catholic Schools Week.  This week we will get back to more of our routine.

This week we will spell words with inflected ending -ed.

Spelling Words

1.   ask

2.   asked

3.   plan

4.   planned

5.   help

6.   helped

7.   jog

8.   jogged

9.   call

10.  called

High-Frequency Words

11.  again

12.  soon

Reading:  We are reading the story "Frog and Toad Together."  The vocabulary words are afraid, read, soon, again, how, few, rain, ground, head, shouted, shouting, garden, grow, poor, right, hard.  The skills are plot, inflected endings -ed, -ing and r-controlled ar.

Math:  We are finishing up on place value, counting bu 2's, 5's, 10's. and 1's to 100.. Students should be able to identify and write these numbers as well.  We also practice math facts each day as these facts should be memorized.


Please do Lexia at least two 25 minute sessions to provide extra practice in the language arts curriculum.

Monday:  Write spelling words three times each. Read decodable book # 31 "Mom Races."

Tuesday:  Write sentences for selected spelling words and draw a picture for one of them. Read decodable book # 32 "Day at the Farm."

Wednesday: Math fact worksheet

Thursday: Study for the spelling test on Friday.


This week is Catholic Schools Week.  There are many activities and events scheduled throughout the week. So far, the kids are having a great time. Please check the sheet sent home or  the SBS website for the schedule.

There are no spelling words or homework this week.  If you wish to do something academic, please consider reading, doing Lexia, or practicing math facts. They need to be memorized.

Please note that Friday, February 2nd,  Father Golas will be celebrating mass .  All students should wear the school uniform. No dress down certificates can be used.

Wednesday, SBS is offering pizza to the students. Only pizza is being offered.  I am offering water and an individual bag of Lay's potato chip to help complete the meal.  If you would like your child to have the chips, please sign the bright yellow paper and send in by Wednesday, Jan, 31st. 

Congratulations to all our students for doing a fantastic job in the Minute-To- Win-It Games.

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